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Iain Borden

I met Iain Borden first in 1999 or 2000 at a seminar on technology at Roehampton. Subsequently, I read about his work on Skateboarding and the city and invited him to write a piece for the special edition of Research in Philosophy and Technology I co-edited in 2002. Since then - in part through the mailing list of The Bartlett School of Architecture - I've been drawn back to Iain's work on skateboarding and the city. Just yesterday, I visited The A Foundation in Liverpool, which is currently exhibiting its 'Drum and Basin' (full pipe and pool styled basin) and Iain has an article in the essays that constitute part of this exhibit. It's a phenomenal undertaking and I'm glad to keep being drawn back into Iain's work. Some of my ideas relating to the Olympics and digital culture are slowly coming together and I hope to draw on Iain's work some more. (See previous post about psychogeography.)


Coverley, M. (2006). Psychogeography. Harpenden, Pocket Essentials.

'Of course, it is through the media that psychogeography has gained a degree of mainstream acknowledgement and it is through the varied mediums of the novel and poetry, of film and internet, that it is able to leave a lasting record and to establish a tradition of its own. But, with the return of Robinson in Keiller's work, we are recalled finally to Defoe himself in whom the figure of novelist, pamphleteer and radical combined to provide a lasting template for a future psychogeography in which literary endeavour and political activism are once again inseparable.' (p.137)

The A Foundation meets Homotopia